Spring fayre boosts funds for upkeep of Great Massingham church

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A Spring Fayre in Great Massingham village on Saturday raised money for the general upkeep of St Mary’s parish church though the long-term aim is to help fund the building of a kitchen and toilet.

Jewellery, bric-a-brac, books, competitions and a table groaning with home-baked cakes and biscuits tempted customers whilst Jill Whitmore and Sue Nash, dressed as waitresses Gert and Daisy, served refreshments to weary shoppers.

The building of a kitchen and toilet is estimated to cost more than £30,000 and treasurer, Adrian Loft, said it was the most urgent of the church’s projects, adding that the fayre, a summer fete and a Christmas Market normally raised a total in the region of £2,500.

The event, which packed out the hall with stalls was co-ordinated by parochial church council member, Margaret Bowes.

“It’s run by the PCC but all the community take part. We’ve had lots of help and we are very grateful for everyone’s generosity and help.”

Jill Whitmore and Sue Nash are pictured pouring tea on the stall run by Fiona Cutts and Dolly Harrison.

Picture: PETER BIRD MLNF16PB04800